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. >>> tonight on "nightline" -- leaky secret. it's the biggest leak in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified reports on the war in afghanistan. posted on the internet for all to see. we sit down with wikileak's founder to find out why he thinks it's a public service to public what was once top secret. >>> the bottom line -- with the market for diapers worth $7 billion, it's no surprise that diaper companies have swaddling bottoms down to a science. tonight, we visit the closely guarded lab -- yes, diaper lab -- where scientists, engineers and seamstresses work to create the perfect nappy. >>> and stepping up -- he's a star in limbo. the gray area between tween heartthrob and full-on sex symbol. tonight, we go on the town with zac efron as he attempts to go through hollywood's sometimes treacherous waters. >>> good evening, i'm terry mor moron. it's the biggest leak in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents published on the website wikileaks. it paints a picture of a war gone wrong in afghanistan. details corruption in the afghan government and pakistani support for
. brian? >> reporter: cynthia, the no-fly list is designed to keep suspected terrorists off u.s. airplanes. but in a lawsuit filed today on behalf of ten people on the list, the aclu says it has turned into an official government blacklist with the fbi secretly adding the names of entirely innocent americans, refusing to say why and with no clear way to ever get off the list. to keep american airplanes safe from terrorists, the fbi has put 22-year-old adama bah on the no-fly list. the fbi will not say why, and the new york nanny didn't find out until she showed up at laguardia airport this march to fly to chicago with the family for whom she works. >> they said, see a ticket agent. a federal agent showed up, i don't know where else, but nypd office shows up. >> reporter: your question to them is -- >> why am i on this list. can i fly? >> reporter: did they tell you why? >> no, nobody items you why. >> reporter: she's lived in new york since her parents brought her to new york at age 2. she received formal asylum status at age 16, has no criminal record and says she feels very much an ameri
in u.s. history threaten to undermine support pour the war in afghanistan. >> more than 90,000 documents leaked to a whistle-blower site than official records have ever portrayed. >> this morning, the white house and pentagon are in damage control mode. nick schifrin is in kabul. we begin with john hendren in washington. >> reporter: good morning. most of the tens of thousands of documents are what's called raw intelligence submitted by junior officers. but u.s. intelligence, as well as everyone else are now sifting through them. this flood of documents was written through january 2004 to january 2009. underfunded and undersupported, despite a taliban insurgency at that growing strongerer and fiercer. the white house immediately condemned the leak saying those conditions were exactly why the president announced a new strategy and a troop surge this year. still, the white house is struggling to stem the damage. >> it will create a lot of tension. the national security adviser just put out a release saying this thanes national security. there's a lot ever detail in this. not
, afghanistan announces when it will be ready to police its provinces without u.s. help. so, when can all the troops come home? >>> well worries. a leak in the capped oil well could be a sign of more trouble. but bp has a plan. >>> and a lockup. lindsay lohan becomes the latest star to serve time in just a few hours. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. for the first time, afghan leaders are setting a date when they will be ready to take over national security. >> the big announcement came just hours ago, during a meeting of leaders from around the world, including the u.s. secretary of state. it was a meeting that was nearly interrupted by violence. >> nick schifrin is live in kabul this morning. >> reporter: a busy day. good morning, rob. good morning, vinita. afghan president, hamid karzai, has viewed the hope that his security forces will be able to take control of security in the country in five years. but he never used the date 2014. that is now the date that he hopes that his police, his army, can take control of all 34 provinces across the country. that is a very ambiti
for sealing that well. >>> desperate search. two u.s. troops now missing in afghanistan. new details of how they were ambushed at a busy marketplace. >>> an open book. the place 500 million people are now revealing the instant secrets of their lives. >>> good evening. all eyes were on the gulf early today and whether a tropical storm would make the disastrous oil spill even worse, but we begin with the weather tonight a thousand miles to the north and east. torrential rain soaking portions of the midwest stranding residents, flooding highways and causing a dam to fail. in the east, deadly triple-digit heat and tropical humidity making this one of the worst days in the summer of record-breaking temperatures. we have two reports on the extreme weather. we start off with abc's eric horng who is outside of chicago in westchester, illinois. >> reporter: good evening, sharyn. the water here came up quickly while many were asleep. and today many streets here in westchester look just like this one. the water here has started to recede but for many, not soon enough. it was a nonstop 12-hour deluge,
from the u.s. geological survey. we have 3.6 and 3.7. a 3 1/2 magnitude earthquake, and that is a big deal, 30 miles away, from the east, and they have it in carol and baltimore county. the earth cake was at -- earthquake was true and it occurred around 5:04. >> sharon from eldersburg, she felt the house shaking. anita in a condo building heard a rumble, and then she felt the shaking for a minute. there has been an earthquake confirmed a mile fromgeragain ger man man -- fromgerman town . >> it's pain relief without the pills. no pills, no pain. how can you get pain relief without taking pills around the clock? try thermacare heatwraps, for all day relief without pills. i was surprised, thermacare worked all day. you feel the heat. and it relaxes and unlocks the muscle. you've got to try it. [ man ] thermacare, more effective for back pain than the maximum dose of acetaminophen, the medicine in tylenol. go to thermacare.com today for a $3 off coupon. thermacare. no pills. no pain. just relief. we have confirmed the earthquake this morning. we are told it is around 3.6 and 3.7. our phon
. well, matt, as you know, the high octane british prime minister, david cameron, arrived for his first u.s. visit since taking office in early may. and we had a chance to interview him. cameron and obama, both in their 40s, both with young children. but cameron is a conservative, and on this day, we learned bp is selling $7 billion in assets to another oil company, the apache corporation, to generate cash for the costs of the oil spill. cameron had been worried that unrelenting u.s. pressure on the company could affect the stockholders on both sides of the ocean. are you as angry about what happened in the gulf as americans are? >> yes, i was very angry about it because anyone who cares about the environment, when you see those pictures of oil pouring out of an underground well and doing so much environmental damage, doing damage to wildlife, to beaches, that makes you angry, that makes you angry. i want bp to sort it out. i do think it's in britain's interest and also america's interest, and the world's interest, that bp remains a strong and stable company, not only so it is able to make
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, of the ford motor company. in an average week in the u.s., thousands of babies are born prematurely and develop lifelong health problems or disabilities. that is why thousands of families and business leaders will once again join together to support the march of dimes in our nation's oldest walk fundraiser, the march for babies. i am proud to be one of the national co-chairs for the 2010 march for babies. together with the u.a.w., we are committed to raising awareness and funding from volunteers like you. your funds support research and community programs to ensure that someday, all babies will be born healthier and lead happier lives. volunteers enabled the march of dimes to conquer polio. we are confident that, with your help, we can walk together toward a healthier future for our nation's babies and have fun. please join us. register today at marchforbabies.org. >>> afghan anxiety. the desperate search for missing sailors and a huge leak of classified information from the battle front. >>> then, chief change. bp's top executive, tony hey ward, heads out while the replacement move
relations gaffes. a senior u.s. official tells the associated press, hayward's removal is a done deal, making him the first top bp official to lose his job since the spill. but he's not leaving empty handed. salary payments and a huge pension make for a golden pair shoot. matt gutman is in the gulf tonight. matt? >> reporter: bill, tony hayward was the public face of bp's second disaster. it's public relations failure. and while he took great pains to apologize for the oil spill, it's the other things he say that may have been his undoing. he may after all get his life back. it's widely expected the embattled ceo will be forced out by the company's board when it meets tomorrow. his replacement? bob dudley, the mississippian who smoothed tensions. at first, hayward emerged as earnest, but prone to gachs. >> i think the environmental impact of this disaster has been very, very modest. >> reporter: but there was one that seems to seal his fate. >> no one wants this thing over more than i do. audio i'd like my life back. >> you need to be charged with a crime! >> reporter: after testifyin
the better deal as we learn tonight about what the u.s. spies were looking for. >>> "world news" returns to haiti. do you remember all that wasted water? tonight here, we continue our trip back. >>> mel's meltdown, new hate being heard for the first time. >>> and the new twist tonight on that dance move turning 50. what we never knew about how it changed the way men and women would dance together forever. >>> good evening on this saturday night. the cap on that well in the gulf has been removed tonight and the oil is gushing freely again into the gulf of mexico. all part of an ambitious but risky operation by bp to replace the cap with a new one that they hope will capture all of the oil. it is a gamble and we're first told it could be completed this weekend. but bp now cautions that it could stretch for days. abc's steve osunsami is in louisiana tonight. steve? >> reporter: good evening, david. there's no question that today's work in the gulf is a risky move for bp. today, under clear skies and calm seas, bp engineers removed the cap that they struggled to put in place last month over
show you how they're keeping the power flowing. >>> spies on the move. the u.s. and russia swapping secret agents. >>> jindal on a tear. bobby jindal rips into federal experts. who is right now about what he wants? we double check. >>> and ringo at 70. and we know his secret birthday wish. >>> good evening. it is the fourth day now of 100 degree temperatures, and the heat is taking its toll. we've seen water mains bursting. here's one. and the roads are buckling from the heat. up and down the east coast, big cities bake for another day. and those people who have to direct the power grids are trying something heroic to avoid blackouts. we're going to show you their decisions, as sharyn alfonsi starts us off in a truly steamy new york. >> reporter: diane, surprisingly, there are no widespread outages tonight. but utility companies tell us the worst problems may be ahead. so, cities around the country are taking extreme measures. they struggled to make their way out of a steamy subway station. the escalators shut off to conserve power. extreme measures to cut down on extreme demand for
>>> tonight on "world news," spy for a spy. at this hour, the spies are on the move as the u.s. and russia pull off a cloak and dagger swap. >>> mamma grizzlies. sarah palin rolls out a challenge, saying conservative mothers are on the march. >>> big break. did one slice of pizza solve the case of a serial killer? >>> return to haiti. six months after the earthquake, is there medicine, food? what has changed? >>> and, big choice. the king of basketball decides his future, and we'll show you why his body is in a league all its own. >>> good evening. we are watching an international drama unfold at warp speed tonight. the spy story between the u.s. and russia, who are trading secret air gents tonight. it's a deal, as you know, straight out of a novel. those ten russians accused of gathering secrets for a decade here in the u.s. pled guilty this afternoon, and tonight, head back to moscow. and chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here, following the details. >> reporter: diane, tonight, prison cells in the u.s. and russia are being emptied out as more than a dozen accus
took command of forces in afghanistan, including 93,000 american troops. he assured the audience the u.s. was in the nine-year-old war to win. joining me from kabul, senator john mccain. he's leading a dellication to afghanistan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> general petraeus assumed command in afghanistan earlier today, and here is how he defined a critical moment in the fight. >> we're in gauged in a contest of will. our enemies are doing all they can to undermine the confidence of the afghan people. in so doing, they're killing and maiming innocent civilians on a daily basis. no tactic is beneath the insurgents. >> a lot of americans are wondering after nine years of war, the taliban has the momentum in this fight. >> well, i'm not sure that the taliban have the momentum right now, jake. the taliban obviously are entrenched in places and parts of the outskirts of cakandahar, areas where they're still in control. there has been some progress. it's been hard fought and with great sacrifice. but there's no doubt that we spent a lot of time and effort, american blood and trea
right. steve, thank you. >>> we now want to urn to the u.s./russian spy swap. the white house says it was actually in the works two weeks before the russian sleeper agents were arrested here. now, the former spies are starting their new lives. we have two reports from two continents this morning. we're going to begin with alex marquardt in moscow. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. well, those ten spies from the united states, landed at moscow's main international airport late yesterday afternoon. they were quickly whisked off by authorities. and though this two-week saga is now over, the big question is what happens to them and their children? the arrival of the spies in moscow yesterday marked a new and uncertain chapter of their lives. the u.s. has seized their assets. and they will rely on russia and family to start their lives. anna chapman, perhaps the most famous of the ten, has said to want to move to london. a family member has said her family has left the moscow apartment and is hiding from reporters in the countryside. >> the difficult part for some o
rpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailors were killed in that incident. th
a widespread doping program on the lance armstrong team sponsored by the the u.s. postal service. when was the first time you were handed something? >> lance armstrong handed me some testosterone patches. it's just a little patch you put on your skin. it's not like -- a blood transfusion is a bit more dramatic. it's a large needle, and it's blood. but a patch deliverers testosterone, transdermal patch, not a big thing. >> reporter: did you see lance armstrong receiving transfusions? >> yes. >> reporter: more than once? >> yes. >> reporter: he says armstrong transfused his own blood, a banned practice that gives endurance athletes an advantage by increasing the red blood cell count and therefore their endurance. a banned substance called ebo provides a similar effect. did you see him using other drugs? >> at times, yes. >> reporter: like what? well, there's not a whole lot, like i said, that helps. well, there's epo you can use, and small amounts during the tour de france, if you need to monitor certain parameters that are tested for. that change because of the blood trans fusions. >> r
and the other nine suspects are accused of pursuing information about u.s. business, scientific and political affairs to pass on to the russian government. many of them make court appearances today. >>> attention, parents of children who received free jewelry trinkets from a number of clinics the last five years. it may be tainted with toxic metal called cadmium. the government announced a recall of 70,000 of the so-called children's happy charm bracelets and rings distributed by doctors and dentists since 2005. it is the fourth recall this year of chinese-made jewelry. >>> here's an airline travel nightmare we haven't heard of before. a us airways flight from atlanta to charlotte was forced to return to the gate after maggots fell from the overhead bin onto seated passengers. they came from a container of spoiled meat that had been stowed by a passenger. the airline cleaned the plane and then the flight continued. the person who carried on the meat took a later flight. i'm sure was heckled by everybody else on board that plane. can you imagine? >> no, can we get away from this video? i don't
after the deadliest month yet for u.s. troops. can he turn the tide? >>> help on the gulf. that giant oil skimmer is finally at sea. it could be a game changer, cleaning millions of water a day, but we still don't know if it actually works. >>> secret revealed. scientists crack an age old mystery. just what did thomas jefferson smudge out on the first draft of the declaration of independence. we have the surprising answer. >>> and move over lebron, the most sought after free agent isn't the nba star. it's the pint sized competitive eater who refuses to sign a contract. will today's hotdog eating contest be the same without him? >>> good morning, america. happy 4th of july. david muir is back, back from vacationing. have you had any sleep. >> you couldn't keep me awake. sglb anchoring every show we have on abc news. >> hope bill is having a great 4th of july. we have fired up the barbecue. we hate to do this before you pile in the food, but which barbecue staple has the same calories as one hamburger and one hotdog and two sausages and the buns. >> also look at this, fireworks have sta
. andrea canning, abc news, new york. >>> and now, that u.s.-russian spy swap, the biggest since the cold war, is a done deal tonight in the end, ten spies were flown out of new york to vienna and swapped for four russians. the planes, one russiaen, one, parked side by side. so, how is this playing in the headlines in moscow? abc's alex marquardt lives and reports in russia for us. >> reporter: anna chapman and her family are staying in the countryside. tomorrow, like all ten, figuring out what's next. all of their as sets have been seized by the u.s. government. so, they will rely on russia and family to get a new start. one of the ten has been offered an apartment and $2,000 a month for life. it's unclear if that's what everyone will get. so, how did it all play here? this is today's newspaper. below the fold, the heldline reads "chanexchange of the prisoners." not that big of a story here. russians actually found it pretty funny how big a deal americans made out of it. diane? >> all right, alex, thanks to you. didn't play that big there. >>> and all eyes are under iran tonight, where a
. >>> virus in the heat. a tropical disease in the u.s. is it global warming? >>> and, want to win? a sharp shooter takes on a carnival game at the state fair. >>> good evening. arizona's immigration law is on hold. the protests are not. emboldened by a judge's rebuke of that law yesterday, hundreds of opponents of the crackdown took to the streets today. but the state's unyielding governor stood by the law and filed an appeal. barbara pinto is in phoenix tonight. she's been there all day, in the middle of the stormy showdown. >> reporter: protestors descended on phoenix, despite a judge's ruling to delay enforcement of most of the state's new crackdown on illegal immigrants. demonstrations started at dawn, hundreds of protesters, dozens of arrests, tempering flaring. tensions are running high outside this jail, where protesters have gathered and it's turned into a standoff, police trying to push their way out of the building. demonstrations were loud, disruptive, but mostly peaceful. >> joe arpaio has picked the easy targets, the day laborers. let's go after the real criminals and stop was
the west. >>> and american soil. the barefoot bandit arrives in the u.s. overnight. we'll talk with the lawyer who met with him face-to-face. >>> and baseball says good-bye to the boss, yankees owner, george steinbrenner. for one night, at least, there is crying in baseball. >>> good morning, everyone. and it was a touching tribute last night at the all-star game for, make no doubt about it, he was the boss. >> sure was. and derek jeter said, he wasn't only the boss. george steinbrenner was a friend, as well. >> he mellowed in his latter years, which was nice to see. >>> day 86 of the oil spill. the new cap was put in place over the well that's been leaking since april. but overnight, a snag. admiral thad allen announced a delay in beginning crucial tests to determine if this cap will withstand the pressure and finally stop the oil pouring into the gulf. you're there on the launch pad. five, four, three. >> but officials are optimistic. it's a big day. we've been dealing with so much down in the gulf for so long. five years after hurricane katrina, the fallout continues now. th
of afghanistan. two members of the u.s. navy have been kidnapped by the taliban. >>> and we'll talk to the attorney for the notorious barefoot bandit. he has spoken extensively with the former teen fugitive. he says colton harris-moore is just an imwhich you are kid. >> he has fascinated insights. >>> we want to begin with the midwest. chicago has one of its biggest rainstorms in more than a century. and eric horng is just outside broadview. with the latest. good morning, eric. >> reporter: good morning, bill. the water is taking longer to recede than to rise. parts of this community are still a mess this morning. in the meantime, in iowa, all eyes are on a failed dam. the breach happened quickly and violently. water gushing. boats sent crashing down below. >> there it goes. oh, my god. >> reporter: the torrent flooded nearby cabins and roads. and forced a key communications center to be evacuated. >> we've lost our 911 service, our long distance service. >> reporter: nobody has been injured. water from lake delhi is now filling the already swollen maquoketa river. hundreds have bee
for a barbecue, concert, and to view fireworks from the south lawn. ♪ >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq, this was a special fourth of july. a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one in historic philadelphia. a fife and drum corps at the national archives. and wa would july fourth be without baseball? or the annual hot dog eating contest at nathan's in coney island. the winner, joey chestnut, 54 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend. the beach crowds were absent. an uninvited guest, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history, spoiled the party. but for most of the country, the when holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> cooling centers will be open in many parts of new york city today as forecasters predict a dangerous heat wave in the northeast. >> it could be the worst heat wave in 20 years. meteorologist david dingus has the latest from accuweather. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was a sizzling fourth of july
is on hold. now allegations of u.s. war crimes from the man who first published the documents online. t.j. winick has the latest now from washington. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the documents come to light at a time when the public and congress have some serious doubts about the war. it is being called one of the biggest intelligence breaches in u.s. history. 92,000 leaked reports, six years of classified records, depicting details about missions gone horribly wrong, civilian deaths, and being double-crossed by our alleged ally the pakistani government. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe. >> reporter: the u.s. gives more than $1 billion annually to pakistan to help fight terrorism. but there are 180 dispatches, some offering strong detail that pakistan's military intelligence agency, the isi, is helping the afghan insurgency attack american troops. >> i'm looking forward to my meeting with the defense minister. we have a lot to talk about. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton dodged a
: good morning, vinita. we're expected to receive information on the ten detained in the u.s. on spying allegations. the trade-off is reported to be four others imprisoned in russia. a nuclear weapon scientists who was detained in 2004. all accused of spying for the u.s. all ten suspects were moved to new york, reportedly in anticipation of a release. this mother and brother told abc news in moscow, said he had been given an offer he could not refuse. and was sent to england regardless. the deal was cut after a series of meetings at the russian ambassador's residence between the ambassador and the u.s. diplomat. >> did the spy case come up? likely, it did. am i going to get into details? no. >> reporter: what of those arrested who were not naturalized russians. the relatives of one of the detainees, peruvian born vicky pelaez. but the judge recommended she wait in custody. her lawyer says that pelaez wants to appear in court and has absolutely no interest in going to russia. >> as far as i know, she would absolutely have no desire to go to russia. >> reporter: also what is to be worked
in afghanistan. >> but the gritty details from six years of war is rattling the already shaky support for the u.s. campaign. john hendren joins us now from washington with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. good morning, rob. the head of the website, wikileaks, says what he likes to do is crush those who abuse their power. but the pentagon says when it comes to leaked documents in the war in afghanistan, what they're doing is endangering national security. the sheer scope of the leak is unprecedented. >> there's names. there's operations. there's logistics. there's sources. >> reporter: the biggest security breach in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents, published on the website wikileaks. the leaked records detail missions gone horfully wrong. helicopters shot down. and allies, the pakistanis, playing a deadly double-cross with the americans. all of it setting off alarm bells in washington. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those who are working hard to keep us safe. >> reporter: 180 of the dispatches suggest pakistan's military intelli
as the eastern u.s. bakes in the summer sun. >>> good morning, we're glad you're with us on this monday. after 2 1/2 months and no end in sight, the price tag for the worst environmental disaster in history keeps growing for bp. >> company has now said it has spent $3 billion trying to plug the hole, paying claims to reimbursing the government. and this morning, more of the gulf is closed to fishing. >> 81,000 square miles now off-limits as bad weather keeps many of the oil skimmers in port. matt gutman reports. >> reporter: as the oil gushes, bp is hemorrhaging cash. $1 billion a month on the cleanup alone. abc news learned that the embattled company has demand its 22 minority partners in this botched well pitch in and pay $400 million for the month of may alone. june hasn't been tallied. and having lost half of its stock value since the spill, the company is scanning reportedly for investors all of that as this well shoots 1 million gallons of oil into the gulf today a day. and to clean it up, the world's largest skimmer continues to proul the gulf for oil. bp and the coast guard will decide i
in washington for us. thanks, john. >>> the u.s. has slapped iran with a new set of unilateral sanctions. obama signed them lat night at the wall street. and for banks that provide services to iran's government. like the recent u.n. sanctions, these are meant to force iran into giving up its nuclear program. >>> general david petraeus takes up his command in afghanistan today. on the way to kabul, he stopped at nato headquarters in brussels. petraeus assured america's partners that the war strategy has not changed, despite the change in leadership. he arrives in afghanistan, during the season of heaviest fighting. june was the deadliest month for american troops in the nine-year war. >>> two deadly blasts at a muslim site in pakistan. security cameras caught the home when the bombs exploded last night in lahore. close to 40 people were killed in the blast. some blame a group connected to the taliban to be responsible. >>> closer to home, more extreme border violence. just miles from a busy border crossing in arizona, 21 people were killed last night in a gun battle between drug traffickers. mex
. >>> meanwhile, general david petraeus won unanimous senate confirmation as the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. after the vote, he flew to nato headquarters in brussels to brief officials there. >>> elian gonzalez, the cuban boy who sparked the international custody battle says he's not angry at the miami relatives who fought to keep i'm in the u.s. the 16-year-old boy marked the tenth anniversary of his return with castro. his mother and others fleeing cuba drowned, trying to get to america. >>> time, now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. alex could send more twisters across parts of texas. heavy rain in the gulf coast. flash flooding in corpus chri i christi. several storms in bismarck, stretching into billings and helena, montana. >> 112 in phoenix. 63 in seattle. 80s from the twin cities down to dallas. 70s in chicago, detroit and much of the east coast. miami will climb to 92. new orleans, 87. and atlanta is 89 degrees. >>> when we come back on this thursday, joran van der sloot facing new charges here in the u.s. >>> and new problems for toyota. announcing that more th
senator robert byrd. the 92-year-old served a half century in the u.s. senate. today's service and burial were the culmination of a week of memorials in washington and west virginia. >>> the hookup of a new containment vessel to the gushing oil well head has been delayed because of poor weather in the gulf of mexico and to make matters worse the oil spill that plagued the coastal louisiana area is now making its way towards new orleans. >>> summer fun can turn into summer tragedy in the blink of an eye. remember to talk to your kids about playground safety. swings are for swinging, monkey bars for climbingp mind your kids not to do tricks on them. using the equipment the way it's not supposed to be used can result in your child being seriously hurt. >>> helping women in the battle for their life. how the sisters network is giving breast cancer victims a new meaning of family. and recordbreaking temperatures don't mean you have to experience recordbreaking energy bills. some free tips to keep cooling costs down. [ female announcer ] last year, the u.s. used enough plastic water bottles to
filmmaker roman polanski is a free man this morning. switzerland refused an extradition request from the u.s. yesterday. polanski fled los angeles in 1977, after pleading guilty to having sex with a teenager. the u.s. says it will continue to seek custody of polanski. >>> another blow for mel gibson in another shocking audiotape. >> the recordings of the angry actor just do not seem to end now. radaronline, has obtained conversations between gibson and his former girlfriend. holding up the ipad now. you can hear the tapes again on radaronline.com. he was captured on tape. using racial slurs as part of the conversation. >> this comes as gibson is the focus of a domestic violence investigation, by the l.a. county sheriff's department. tune into "good morning america." they will air portions of these tapes, edited versions, of course. much of the recordings can't be heard or aired on live television. >> extremely disturbing. >>> other news now. some harsh words from cleveland cavaliers owner dan gilbert are going to cost him. gilbert called lebron james, narcissistic and cowardly last week. and
from a disgruntled u.s. serviceman. the taliban has used heat- seeking missels according to the documents. others say they helped insurgents in afghanistan while accepting billions of dollars in u.s. aid. the information endangers american lives. >>> president obama will appear on abc's the view on thursday. the interview will touch on topics including his administration's accomplishments, jobs, the economy, and the oil spill. the president last appear aide on the program back in march of 2008 while he was still a u.s. senator. he also was a featured guest in 2004 when promoting his book dreams from my father, a story of race and inheritance. his appearance is part of the show's red, white, and view campaign, which features political guests and discussions. you can catch the view every day at 11 here on abc 2. >>> a consumer alert. a warning for participants. it's used to calm a fussy baby. now it's being recalled. >>> violent incidents on college campuses are a concern for all of us. see how one local college is getting their security personnel ready for the start of th
for the u.s. chamber of commerce. they toured one of baltimore's most successful charter schools today. roosevelt leftwich is joining was the latest. >> reporter: baltimore was the second stop this morning. urlich and cane say this campaign is about getting maryland moving again. they toured the buford stem academy in east baltimore. they stressed the need for charter schools and praises the academy for its work in inner city youth. cane stressed her experience as an attorney and current job with the u.s. chamber of commerce giving her a unique perspective on the business climate in maryland. one she says has been damaged by the o'malley administration. when asked about the negative ads most marylanders are looking for something more. >> all this stuff about acting out in anger and accusation doesn't create one job or fix one train. doesn't create one charter school. unemployment is 10%. not every kid in baltimore city or the state of maryland get the opportunity these kids have. we should focus on what people want to us focus on. which is opportunity to succeed in the united states of
about the spy next door. linda sow has more on neighbors reaction. >> a man working for the u.s. as a spy in russia was freed last week and allowed to return to the u.s. neighbors hope he can return home so they can thank him for his work. alexander zaporozhsky was arrest ned in 2001. zaporozhsky and three others have been pardoned and flown back to washington as part of last week's spy swap. property records show he and h wife bought the house in 2001 before he was arrested in russia. neighbors never knew about his past until the news broke last week. >> i would say thank you for all your work and all your help. u.s. as americans, you know, we, we rely and our freedoms and life rely on people like that. >> zaporozhsky's homecoming will be bittersweet. his wife died last year while he was serving his sentence in russia. >>> it is 5:46. dozens of customers who did business with a laurel car dealer are fuming this morning. they sold the company their cars and discovered the checks were no good. many are still making payments on cars they sold months ago. part two of this story, we
is okay. >>> this morning, the government is trying to stay ahead of the biggest breech in the u.s. military secret history. they offer startling details about life and death on the ground during the six years in the war in afghanistan. john hendren has the latest from washington. >> the sheer scope of the leak is unprecedented. >> there are names. there are operations. there's lagistics. there are sources. >> the biggest security breech in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents published on the website. the leaked records detail missions gone horribly wrong, helicopters shot down, and allies playing a deadly double cross with the americans. all of it setting off alarm bells in washington. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe. >> 180 of the dispatchers suggest pakistan's military intelligence agency, the asi is helping them attack american troops and is generally responsible for suicide operations in cobble. it adds up to an enormous embarrassment. >> i'm looking forward to my meeting with the defens
the worst oil spill in u.s. history on the salt white sand of the florida panhandle, tourism dwindled to a third of usual. >> got here yesterday and it's beautiful. it's a relief that it's open. yesterday it was closed, but we are enjoying it. >> the story is the same for tourism around the gulf of mexico. >> we were relieved. all you hear is bad things. thought we would come and see something disgusting. >> half a world away, a grim warning for the gulf. 50 years of drilling and spills have left a legacy of oil. enough to coat your legs, leaving dead marshes. dead fish, unemployed fishermen and hungry children. >> my life is not okay because of the environment. >> in the gulf, there's no relief. stiff winds and choppy seas sidelined skimming boats. the world's largest skimmer ends two dais of tests inconclusively. the ship so big it dwor fs the titanic was not big enough to overcome high waves. there will be more tests tomorrow. bp's tab for that oil spill is now $3 billion. that's a billion a month. $33million a day. and every day, another million gallons of oil pours into the
. >> when i run, whatever is going on, i feel better. >> she's one of 40 million cancer survivors in the u.s. for that reason, exercise is released by the american guidance of sports medicine. >> they are safe for people undergoing treatment. they are safe for people who finish their treatment. >> the guidelines are consistent with those for the general public, for moderate and vigorous activity. >> do something. find something you like to do. >> survivors may need some precaution, depending on the particular treatment and the site of the cancer, may need to slow down the exercise. >> don't push yourself. if you don't feel like it, don't worry about. see how you feel the next day. >> the main, avoid inactivity. i'm susan hendricks. >> right now for the ballpark for a baseball game that usually means the concession stands. before you grab the popcorn, number is being hit with food violations. how the food in camden yard and the stadium is ranked in the study. >> get ready to pop swap. it's a chance to clean your closet and earn cash for outgrown or never worn children's items. tomorrow is the
the application remains to be seen. >> of course, wonder how the supplies in u.s., back in april facebook did update its safety features in the u.s. here are four quick steps. go to account, go to help center, safety, then safety for teens. those are the four steps you have to take. >> as with so many of these changes it all stems from a tragic incident. this one in the uk, a 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered. they realize -- this guy posed as someone else on facebook. they realize these changes have to happen. we'll be right back with angelina jolie, stick around. man on radio: mission is a go. you are good to go. so, have you made your decision yet? yeah, i think so. the wishes of thousands of children are waiting to come true. you can make it happen. find out how today at wish.org. >>> angelina jolie seems to have it all. considered one of the most stunning women in the world, no argument there. >> cynthia mcfadden sat down with jolie to talk about her new movie role and her life with brad pitt. >> i'm innocent! somebody is getting me up! >> reporter: jolie plays the t
pakistanis that the u.s. is concerned with their welfare, and not just focused on fighting terrorists. later today, clinton travels to kabul to take part in a one-day international summit on afghanistan's future. >>> after two years of delays the boeing 787 dream liner has made its international debut. the much-anticipated jumbo jet touched down on british soil yesterday after a test flight from seattle just in time for the annual air show. the dream liner claims to be lighter and greener than its rivals. boeing hopes to deliver its first dream line tore a japanese airline by the enof the year. >>> buff germany's busiest highways came to a screeching halt all in the name of culture. nearly 40 miles of the autobahn was shut down to vehicles and transformed into a performance venue. some 3 million people turned out for the cultural festival which featured a giant table made up of 20,000 individual tables. kind of cool there. anyone who wanted to was invited to perform. >> that's actually very cool, to close off that much of the street. >> speaking of cool, a bit of bubbly for divers in finland
. a closer review of the papers show they contain the names of afghans who worked as u.s. sources, providing sensitive information to help. people whose lives may now be on the line, and here's martha raddatz. >> reporter: we are blurring the names of the informants, but al qaeda and the taliban have already been able to see them on the wikileaks website. names of ordinary afghans who have risked their lives to help american forces and now could very well lose their lives. >> it is entirely possible within days, weeks, people will be killed as a result of this kind of an exposure. >> reporter: there are numerous examples. the identity of a district chief of a village we won't name informed coalition forces that the taliban are planning to attack district offices soon. this one names a man who is trying to defect from the taliban, and turned over a letter about taliban plans for attack. and another one, the name of a local man who had gone to the u.s. military to tell them the name of a taliban leader responsible in a recent attack by an estimated 100-plus taliban fighters in response to u.s.
in afghanistan is more violent than ever. last month was the deadliest for u.s. troops. and more afghan civilians are dying than ever before. and as more americans die in afghanistan, more americans back home are questioning the war. in december, 52% said the war was worth fighting. today, that number is 43%. the increased fighting has a lot to do with it. as fewer troops die in iraq, support for that war has increased. up 8 points to 42%. but right now, americans are deeply concerned about whether both wars are worth it. the u.s. has spent $1 trillion in iraq and afghanistan. and more than 5,500 men and women have been killed. but still, only about half say the iraq and afghanistan wars have improved long-term american security. the fear for the u.s. in afghanistan, the next few months will only get more violent. and that could further erode u.s. support. >> we're engaged in a contest of wills. our enemies are doing all they can to undermine the confidence of the afghan people. >> reporter: and support in a lot of the skepticism comes from president obama's own party. whereas 57% of republicans
a u.s. commander is preparing to take on his new role. tomorrow morning general david petraeus will take over what many are calling command of america's longest war. he, of course, is replacing general stanley mcchrystal in afghanistan who made the comments in "rolling stone" that got him fired. tonight we've learned of new rules from the defense department for the military when it comes to interacting with the media and get to all of it beginning with martha raddatz who is in afghanistan again tonight for us. >> reporter: david, general petraeus does not officially take command until tomorrow, but it is already clear he is very much in charge here. today, before an audience of 1,700 americans, afghans and international partners gathered to celebrate july 4th, david petraeus stressed the importance of unity. >> this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it. but working together, we can achieve progress, and we can achieve our mutual objectives. >> reporter: but for petraeus, unity starts with his relationship with u.s. ambassador karl eikenberry. eikenberry is petraeu
openly. >> we don't see police. there's no police around here. >> reporter: a u.s. district court judge agreed with the obama administration that the arizona law was unconstitutional on its face. arizona filed an appeal to the ninth circuit court of appeals. the legal controversy over sp 1070 will likely be decided in the supreme court. brad wheelis, abc news. >>> authorities say the federal judge in the case has been getting threats over her controversial ruling. and they are taking them all seriously. the u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton, has received thousands of phone calls and e-mails since her preliminary injunction this week. the threats are all being investigated. >>> on capitol hill, the house ethics committee is preparing to try new york congressman charles rangel for a series of ethics violations. the charges against the democrat have now been made public after a two-year investigation. jonathan karl has the story. >> reporter: the ethics committee report on rangel is detailed. and it is scathe. it accuses him of, quote, a pattern of disregard for the laws of th
's unclear when he might be extradited to the u.s. eric horng, abc news. >> learned how to fly by watching video games. incredible. >>> a thrilling finish tonight at the world cup. 700 million people around the planet tuned in to see spain squeeze past the netherlands. the u.s. team, as you probably know, was eliminated two weeks ago, but plenty of americans caught soccer fever and watched right up to the very end. soccer fans could not have hoped for a better or more anxiety-provoking ending. spain and the netherlands, two countries that had never won a world cup, battling it out in the final. and it was tense, scoreless during regulation time. agony for the huge crowds gathered in both madrid and amsterdam, watching through the incessant hum of the vuvuzelas. the south african horn the whole world has come to know. with minutes left in overtime, spain scores. >> spain, surely now, has won the world cup. >> reporter: touching off a wild celebration, and pandemonium in the streets back home. >> spain are world champions. >> reporter: there were viewing parties in this country, as well. the
in temperatures not usually seen until the dog days of summer. >>> relationship reset for the u.s. and israel. more on a high-stakes meeting today at the white house. >>> and hack act. pranksters on youtube target singer justin bieber. and fans trying to see his videos get an eye-full. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. for millions across parts of the midwest, and along the east coast, they can look forward to another day of excessive temperatures today. >> it is another day to do just what these folks were doing yesterday, whether it was in a water park in indiana or seeking relief from a water fountain here in new york city. >> this guy seemed to have the right idea in the detroit river. you can get used to it because it is happening again today. >> it's hot out there. john hendren seeking shelter from the early morning heat in our washington, d.c. bureau. good morning, john. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. for people on the east coast, it's the kind of heat that radiates through your shoes. and it's only likely to get worse. it could be the worst heat wave in decades. >>
for a barbecue. concert and to view fireworks from the south lawn. >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq this was a special fourth of july. >> the constitution. >> reporter: a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one, in historic philadelphia. a drum corps at the national archives. what would july 4th be without baseball? the annual hot dog eating contest in coney island, the winner, joey chestnut. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend, beach crowds be a -- absent, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history spoiled the party. but for most of the country the holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> 6:19. coming up, you know it's going to be hot today for the kids but you'll still want to play outside. we have five tips to keep them safe while they are out there enjoying the sun on this july 5th. a great way to keep the weather forecast interesting. >>> first,let get the business news from new york. >> good morning. we begin your "moneyscope report" wit
to johansberg where they'll do further testing. now the u.s. state department and the f.b.i. are arranging for emily's parents to catch a flight to join their daughter in johannssberg. we'll be following this story throughout the night and will have more at 1. 1:00. >>> you can get more at our web site at abc 2news.com. >>> a grand jury has indicted tshamba for shooting tyrone brown on june 5th after a verbal altercation outside of a night club. now witnesses told police they saw tshamba and brown in an argument. when tshamba shot brown several times. officer so many bay is held without bail at the baltimore city detention center without bond he is set to be arraigned on august 4th. >>> well of course a little afternoon weather across baltimore and across maryland. had some big thunderstorms out there at times today. a lot of that activity now clearing us to the east but we will still be dealing with some rain this evening. let's take a look at where that rain is right now. maryland's most powerful radar, we have been tracking the storms here all afternoon, you can check out our lates
pakistan. just last week, hillary clinton called pakistan a partner. the u.s. gives more than $1 billion annually to pakistan to help fight terrorism. but there are 180 dispatches here, some offering strong details that pakistan's military intelligence agency, the isi, is helping the afghan insurgency attack american troops. in another one, an official from the cia's counterterrorism center says two religious schools or madrassas near peshawar, pakistan, are providing 95% of suicide attackers. the cia adds this chilling detail -- every month, quote, the former chief of isi, general hamid gul, is visiting the madrassas. there is also horrifying detail about civilian deaths in 2007. five ground-launched american rockets destroy a compound where it is believed a senior al qaeda commander is staying. the army delta force arrives to find seven children killed by the rockets and no al qaeda commander. there is a strong warning to anyone reading the secret report not to share the information with anyone outside the united """""""""""""""""""""" """"""""""""""""t strike must be """""""""""""". "
that several u.s. government agencies are now preparing a criminal probe of at least three companies involved in the spill. bp, transocean, and halliburton are the initial targets. investigators are looking into the relationship between the companies and the federal agency in charge of oil drilling. >>> people whose livelihoods are being hurt by the spill are telling their stories to lawmakers on capitol hill. emily schmidt has that story from washington. >> reporter: the fallout reaches from the coast -- >> it's imimpacted us greatly. >> do you solemnly swear to tell the truth -- >> reporter: to the capitol where two different congressional hearings focus on people hurt by the spill. >> i don't know a single business that has not been directly affected by this oil. >> reporter: the head of alabama's gulf coast convention and visitors bureau says hotels that are usually full this time of year are now 70% vacant. restaurant owners see it too. >> and this is not a sustainable business model. >> reporter: the u.s. travel association wants bp to earmark $500 million for a tourism marketing campai
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